America’s leak hypocrisy: The double standard for exposing undercover identities

via Salon Last weekend, the White House accidentally exposed the undercover identity of the CIA’s top officer in Afghanistan by including his name on a list provided to thousands of news organizations of senior U.S. officials involved in President Obama’s visit with our troops. The White House tried to put the toothpaste back in the […]

Endless War! 5 Disturbing Things in America's Military Budget

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Feature, International News, News, Politics | No Comments

via AlterNet Hundreds of billions of dollars will once again be spent on the U.S. defense budget. It’s Pentagon budget time.  And once again, Congress and the White House are haggling over the fine print of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  But what has stayed constant over the years is the massive spending on […]

Istanbul: Before the Tear Gas

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Feature, International News, News, Politics | No Comments

via TPM News Football fans threw smoke bombs on İstiklal Caddesi The orange smoke billowed upwards, blocking out the buildings of Istanbul’s grandest boulevard. Riot cops lined up in front of a water cannon. The protesters could not go forward. They would not go back. Fans of Istanbul’s three main football teams- Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe, and […]

A black girl’s constant fear: Why I thought I’d never live to see 33

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in Feature, News, Opinion | No Comments

via Salon   I am tired of having to both read and write litanies for black girls gone too soon. For Relisha Rudd. For Renisha McBride who would have been 20 years old this month. For Karyn Washington. For Teleka Patrick. For Christina Sankey. Some of these black girls like Karyn, age 22, and Teleka, age 30, were women. […]

4 biggest things you don’t already know about the gender pay gap — but should

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Feature, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

via Salon   The gender pay gap is a real thing, and it is costing women real money. Hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime, in fact. Here are four things you need to know about it: The pay gap is real. Women, on average, earn less than their male peers. How much less depends […]

A modest proposal to neutralize gerrymandering

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in Feature, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

By David Brin via Salon Michele Bachmann, John Boehner, Steve King (Credit: Reuters/Jeff Haynes/AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Reuters/Brian Frank) The death spiral of U.S. political life has yet to see bottom. While most factual indicators suggest optimism, our public addiction to dudgeon and fury intensifies daily. Words like “negotiation,” “deliberation” and “discourse” sink into quaint anachronism alongside […]

America Comes #OutWithStudentDebt

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Feature, News, Opinion, Politics | No Comments

by Kyle McCarthy via Armchair Advocates For many today, higher education is being pushed further out of reach due to skyrocketing tuition and overwhelming student debt. In fact, from 1978 to 2011, tuition increased more than 900%, 650 points above US inflation. And as tuition has climbed, so has student debt. Over the past eight years, total educational […]

Profiting Off Prisoners

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Feature, News, Politics | No Comments

via Criminal Justice Careers Source: Profiting Off Prisoners

Chicago Park Mass Shooting

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Feature, News | No Comments

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